Yom HaShoah: Why these Jewish women read Holocaust victims' names

May 5, 2016 4:08 PM

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At 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Evelyn Banko will step up to a microphone in Pioneer Courthouse Square. She'll read roughly 110 names, each accompanied by a year and location: Warsaw, Treblinka, Auschwitz.

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, began at sundown Wednesday. Thursday, Jews and community leaders are gathered in cities across the world to read aloud the names of Jews killed in the genocide. Every community has a different list.

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